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"Scrap" box, suprising what people like in a wood project.

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Project by SNSpencer posted 1736 days ago 7120 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes I find it amusing what people find interesting. After a box run I took a bunch of leftover stock and made a “scrap” box to hold something small on my desk at work. It ended up being my rubber band box. I have received more attention over this box than I would have ever expected with multiple offers to purchase it. Weird. But is does make a nice example of what some different woods look like for comparison. Resulted in a couple of custom box requests.

The box is made from leftover Yellowheart, Purpleheart, Maple and Padauk. Through Dovetail joinery using a Leigh jig. The lid is also from left over veneer scrap so I tried my hand at creating veneer seams. The joints turned out way better than I expected for my first shot. The veneers are Quilted Maple, Black Walnut Burl on the outside and Quilted Bubinga and Pomelle Sapele on the inside.

Box size is 6”L x 4”W x 2 5/8”T.
Red leather lined bottom and simple surface installed hinges.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1736 days ago

Wow! I like it!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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degoose

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#2 posted 1736 days ago

Nice way to use up unused wood..

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 1736 days ago

Good-looking box——-scraps are wonderful.

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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RS Woodworks

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#4 posted 1736 days ago

Very nice.
Everyone I see that does dovetails with the Leigh jig, they look ice and tight, that Leigh jig must work!

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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huff

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#5 posted 1736 days ago

That’s a great design and use of scraps. The wood combinations are fabulous. I’m not sure I would ever admit it was made from left overs!........More a piece of Art!. LOL

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1736 days ago

Ha. We sometimes go to all the trouble to match grain and color. And here the public wants variety.

Nice workmanship,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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mcoyfrog

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#7 posted 1736 days ago

Thats great i love it…

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Dudley

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#8 posted 1736 days ago

Jolly good show. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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littlecope

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#9 posted 1736 days ago

It’s a Great Looking Box, that’s why people like it!! The stark contrasts in Woods really “Sets-off” those joints, and the diagonal amplifies it that much more… A real Eye-catcher!!
Great Work, Jef!!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Richard

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#10 posted 1736 days ago

This is the type of project that does’t sound like it will work until you see the final project. I like the contrast between the two woods especially in the dovetail joint.

Looks way too nice to be a rubberband box.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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scrappy

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#11 posted 1736 days ago

Fantastic scrap wood box! Lots of nice details. The diagnol across the top is an amazing affect.

Great joints. Great design and build.

Kep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1736 days ago

Great use of scraps.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#13 posted 1736 days ago

Cool box! I see why people like it and want to buy it. There seems to be a harmony with the differing species you used. When I first looked at the images, before I read your description, I wondered what on earth you were trying to achieve. Then I read that you used scraps, looked at the images again, and decided I really like what you created, much more than just a box, but an exhibition of the different woods.

Jim

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mtkate

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#14 posted 1736 days ago

We are simply most critical of own own selves. If I saw that on someone’s desk at work, I would certainly go gaga.

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nmkidd

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#15 posted 1736 days ago

A real beauty…...it’s definitely an attention getter. Super job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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